Top of the morning to you. I hope your day is going great and that you have your first cup of coffee handy to read along with me on the blog. I posted yesterday on my personal Facebook about it being my sister’s birthday. But, since a lot of you don’t have FB, or maybe you haven’t sent me a friend request yet, I thought that I would post about my Sis here today. My sister is five years younger than me, and if any of you have a sibling around the same age difference, then you will be able to feel my pain. She was too young to be a friend, and instead, was a huge pain in my rump for my teenage years.
Look at the adoration in her eyes. Lol! Also, look at the waaaay too short bangs on her, and the Marcia Brady comb over on me. MOM! What were you thinking? Lol! Let me think back to the 6th grade when I was home sick. She went to the door and announced to the whole room that I wouldn’t be attending school that day since I was home with diarrhea. Yikes! I could have choked her. Then, she announced to the whole school bus that I wore panties with the days of the week on them. I could have strangled her. She appeared naked at the sliding glass doors when I had a friend over screaming, “welcome to naked city.” I could have choked her. And, when I was old enough to date, she would hide behind chairs, look under doors, and continuously trying to make my life miserable. I could have choked her!
But, time has a way of changing things. My sister is the whole reason that this blog even exists. She annoyed me for two years to start a blog even though I had no idea what a blog was. She was the ONLY person who knew that I started a blog, she helped me learn the ropes, and she is still a huge help to me regularly. She is my Google, and YouTube rolled into one. She has written two amazing books for young adults. One is called Last In A Long Line of Rebels, and the other is Hope In The Holler. They have both won awards and have been picked as Amazon Book of the Month books. She is currently writing and re-writing, her third book. She has two other jobs besides writing, cooks a weekly meal for a neighbor who lost his wife this year, dotes on her beautiful daughter, and even helps her husband with his photography business. She is a giver, an includer, and no longer a blabbermouth. Lol! I no longer want to choke her; instead, I am the one now looking up to her. Love you, Sis!!!
I have had a few of you ask for a post with leggings. I haven’t been wearing leggings as much as before, and mostly only for lounging around the house. But, I decided to put on a pair with a print that will make some of your skin crawl. Snakeprint is all the rage this year, and I originally thought that I would wear these with some black boots later this fall. But, because I like versatility, I decided to see if I could come up with some outfit that would work for pre-fall. That time of the year before fall officially starts, but summer is coming to an end quickly. My leggings are a black, white, and shades of gray, so that makes adding almost any color to them easy. Those are all neutrals, so you can’t go wrong with anything that you pick to wear with them. I love adding a bright color with a neutral palette, but remember that you can add the color that suits you best. This is a tunic style tank top that I have had for a while. The color is a bright, vibrant fuschia/orchid. Adding the pop of color makes my face glow, and it feels more alive than a darker color. The tunic style top helps to hide tummy issues that seem to come along with aging. I was giving Joe the lecture on middle-age spread the other day, and telling him that it was a “real” thing.
Silver jewelry was called for today. My triple hoop earrings are called the Webber. They are 3.25″ long, which is big enough to be a statement piece, but because they are thin, they don’t draw a lot of attention. The bar-style necklaces are a big trend this year. You can purchase them with wording, or you can leave them plain. The short horizontal one is from Plunder, and you can engrave one for yourself by clicking here. The longer vertical one was a gift, but I have found them on Etsy, here. There are so many ways that you can monogram these necklaces. You can put a name, an inspirational saying, a coordinance, and you can have them one-sided, or multi-sided. These are great Christmas gifts, and they are affordable.
My leggings might be snakeskin printed, but my ankle boots have a bling cheetah print. These booties are old, but they are too cute to retire. These are a pair by Kathy Van Zeeland, and they are a dark gray suede with the embellished heel. These have an inside zipper, and they are pretty comfortable for a heel. The only place that I can find these are in places like Poshmark or eBay. Here and here are two listings that I found on eBay and it looked like they had a couple of different sizes. Good luck if you are interested in this particular pair. But, in reality, you can wear any ankle boot, and here is a couple to choose from that have more sizes.
How many of you would wear these snakeskin leggings? I bought this pair of leggings a while back, and I have been waiting for an opportunity to wear them. I bought the snakeskin print, and I also bought a snow leopard print at the same time. I don’t have a lot of rules about wearing leggings, but I do try to abide by a few. I like wearing leggings under a long tunic or a short dress. I think they look great that way. I will wear a shorter top with leggings, but only if I also wear a cardigan or a long jacket. No one on earth needs to see my big rear in a pair of leggings; I am keeping that baby covered. Unless you are not going out of the house, you should wear something fancier than a t-shirt with your leggings. You want to be comfortable, but you don’t want to look sloppy. Wear the t-shirt if you want, but add jewelry, a high heel, or a jacket to punch up the look.
I forgot to mention my long gray vest. It was c/o Luckybird Clothing Co., and I wore it earlier here.
Ladies, I will be leaving town next Tuesday heading to Nashville. I am hoping to do a couple of blogs ahead because I know that it will be hectic and crazy. I will be tied up all day long, and then we are going to dinners, etc. later in the night. So, I am asking you for ideas. Do you want some “how-to” posts, a series post, the same fashion type posts, or do you have something you would like to request? Example: what to wear to a football game, Octoberfest bound, Who carves pumpkins, shoes for fall. You get the idea. Let me hear from you…
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